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Running is a form of exercise that can be done at anytime and anywhere.

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An Overview of Running

For the majority of people, running is a way to keep fit as it can be done at any pace, over any distance. But at a competitive level there are many different distances for events, from the 100m to ultra-marathons, all of which require different training and techniques.

Running is for everyone. It is the perfect way to get active - it's free and you can start right outside your front door. Comfortable sports clothing and a suitable pair of trainers is all you need.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport and Run Together believe running / jogging is for everyone and is most fun when shared with others. Try one of our group runs to find out for yourself...

Benefits

Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control. Running also helps to get rid of excessive adrenalin and other stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit.

To feel the full benefits, make sure you warm up, cool down and stretch, before and after every session. Exercise tips on how to do this can be found using the NHS exercise guide.

Costs

Running is free, you can do it anywhere!

Involvement

If you are new to running, or you've not been active for a while, you may want to build your fitness levels gently by walking before you move on to running. Couch to 5K is a free nine-week running plan from NHS Change 4 Life especially designed for people who want to work on their fitness levels. Or if you prefer to run with friends RunTogether Leicester-shire & Rutland can help you find a beginners running group in your local area.

Equipment

Running requires very little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes that suit your foot type will reduce the risk of injury.

Find Running Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Jog Derbyshire

Thu, 28 May 2015

Derbyshire Sport's network of jogging groups, based all over Derbyshire, can help you get fitter & be more active by starting to jog regularly.

Couch to 5K

The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks.

National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0121 713 8400

England Athletics

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0121 347 6543
Contact Email
enquiries@englandathletics.org

Buxton Athletic Club Target 5K

Buxton Athletic Club’s Target 5k plan is aimed at complete beginners with little or no running experience or those who wish to get back into running after a long period away from the sport.

Shelton Striders Running Club

Running club catering for all abilities. Emphasis on friendship, fun and fitness.

Burton Athletics Club

Founded in 1883 we are one of the oldest Athletics clubs in the uk. We have a fantastic team of track and field athletes aswell as middle distance runners and also specialist coaches in all areas

Jog Allenton

A friendly beginners jogging group. All welcome!

Derby Joggers Alvaston Park

A fun and friendly Jogging Group

Allestree Aces Jog Derbyshire Group

We are a small friendly Jog Derbyshire Group from beginners to intermediate runners. For information on the group please contact Helen Treece directly.
The group normally run on a Monday at 6pm. But please be aware that times and days can change so do co

Buzz Derby City Joggers

Come and join us for a friendly social run catering for all paces!

Jog Swanwick

A brand new mixed ability jogging group aimed at helping the community jogging in a fun and social way.

Baslow Tryumphs

Friendly, mixed ability group suitable for adults and children 8yrs+ (groups usually separate).

Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines Forest Park is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking, running and family cycling to mountain biking, Go Ape and adventure play and a range of sporting event

Buzz Derby City Joggers (Monday)

Buzz Derby City Joggers (Monday)

Come and join us for a friendly social run catering for all paces!

Phoenix Running and Fitness Couch 2 5k

Phoenix Running and Fitness Couch 2 5k

A beginners guide to starting your jogging journey.

Phoenix Running and Fitness - Saturday morning distance run

Phoenix Running and Fitness - Saturday morning distance run

This group meets on a Saturday at 8am for any distance up to 20miles

Pride Joggers - intermediates

Pride Joggers - intermediates

This group can already do 5k and is open to anyone else who can - whatever your pace!

Derby JogFit Beginners Group

Derby JogFit Beginners Group

If you're determined to turn over a new leaf in 2020 – you want to feel healthier and better about yourself or lose a few pounds and make some new friends - then this could be the perfect start.

Ivanhoe Running Club Beginners

Ivanhoe Running Club Beginners

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

Alfreton Jog Club (Intermediate)

Alfreton Jog Club (Intermediate)

A slightly longer group with more scenery, more chat from a very experienced and knowledgeable leader, a little more distance and a steady pace (adapted to suit our runners). This isn't a "fast" group so don't be put off but it is a little step up from the earlier session but comes with the same warm welcome. This group is seasonally an off-road group so we recommend trail shoes in the summer.

RunFit 24 Running Group

RunFit 24 Running Group

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

Shepshed Running Club

Shepshed Running Club

Beginners welcome to join the group.

Overseal Running Club - Sundays

Overseal Running Club - Sundays

Overseal Running Club meets every Sunday morning at 9 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.15 pm, all standards are welcome. We are friendly group of runners/joggers with a range of abilities so why not come along, say Hi and give it a go!